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CONTRACEPTION: THE STALLED REVOLUTION

AIDS  American Studies  Health  Human Sexuality  Women's Studies 

Journalist Linda Ellerbee examines the state of contraception in the U.S. today, including women's dissatisfaction with the methods currently available.

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TEENAGE MOTHERS: A GLOBAL CRISIS

Cultural Studies  Education  Family Relations  Health  Human Sexuality  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Women's Studies  Children & Young Adult 

Examines the worldwide crisis in teenage pregnancies through four case studies of teenage mothers in Ghana, England, Cuba, and the U.S., thereby providing a cross-cultural survey of the underlying reasons for the increasing rate of adolescent pregnancies and also discussing the hazards to the health and well-being of such young mothers.

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PUERTO RICO: ART AND IDENTITY

American History  American Studies  Art History  Economics  Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  Puerto Rican Studies  Religion & Spirituality  Short Films  Sociology  Spanish Language  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Surveys the work of plastic artists in Puerto Rico during the 20th century, as well as significant forerunners in the 18th and 19th centuries, focusing on the artists' expression of national identity. The video combines illustrations of hundreds of art works with interviews with a dozen major contemporary artists and commentary by art critics.

AFRICA BETWEEN MYTH AND REALITY
AFRICA BETWEEN MYTH AND REALITY

Women's Studies  Art History  American Studies  African Studies  Short Films 

Showcases the view of African life featured in the paintings, drawings and etchings of Betty LaDuke, one of America's most accomplished multicultural artists.

BETTY LaDUKE: AN ARTIST'S JOURNEY FROM THE BRONX TO TIMBUKTU
BETTY LaDUKE: AN ARTIST'S JOURNEY FROM THE BRONX TO TIMBUKTU

Women's Studies  Art History  Cultural Studies  American Studies  Short Films 

This video takes us on a trip through six decades and over twenty countries in tracing the development of Betty LaDuke, one of America's leading multicultural artists. Her vision encompasses not only American culture, but also influences from Native American, Mexican and African cultures and lifestyles.

CHARLES DANA GIBSON: PORTRAIT OF AN ILLUSTRATOR
CHARLES DANA GIBSON: PORTRAIT OF AN ILLUSTRATOR

Women's Studies  Art History  American Studies  Short Films 

The Gibson Girl, the first popular image of the American woman, was created by Charles Dana Gibson, one of the nation's greatest illustrators, during the "Golden Age" of illustration, when America's national magazines, such as Life and Collier's, influenced every aspect of American culture.

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CISSY HOUSTON: SWEET INSPIRATION

Women's Studies  Music  African-American Studies 

This biographial profile of a woman whose career has successfully combined gospel and popular music moves from smoky clubs to a Sweet Inspirations reunion concert, from nostalgic gospel singing with The Drinkard Singers to a sold-out concert with Cissy's daughter Whitney.

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SINGING IN COLOR

Children & Young Adult  Women's Studies  Sociology  Performing Arts  Peace & Conflict  Music  Cultural Studies  African Studies  African-American Studies 

This video follows the world-famous Chicago Children's Choir on their 1996 tour of South Africa and shows how music can convey a message of peace.

THE LIFE AND POETRY OF JULIA DE BURGOS
THE LIFE AND POETRY OF JULIA DE BURGOS

Women's Studies  Spanish Language  Short Films  Literature  Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies 

This docudrama portrays the life and work of the great Puerto Rican poet, from her impoverished childhood in Puerto Rico, to her political involvement as a young woman in the nationalist movement, to her subsequent exile in Cuba and New York where she died in 1953.

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JANE RULE...WRITING

Women's Studies  Literature  LGBTQ  Directed by Women 

Novelist Jane Rule's discussions of the craft and her philosophy of writing are blended with readings from Rule's novels and stories and an interview with Smith College professor Marilyn Schuster, who discusses plot, characterization and other aspects of fiction, moral statements in literature, and issues of freedom of expression and censorship.

FICTION AND OTHER TRUTHS: A FILM ABOUT JANE RULE
FICTION AND OTHER TRUTHS: A FILM ABOUT JANE RULE

Women's Studies  Political Science  Literature  Human Sexuality  LGBTQ  Directed by Women 

Profiles the life and work of lesbian novelist, essayist, teacher and political activist Jane Rule. Blending interviews with archival footage and dramatic evocation's of Rule's writings, the documentary examines the author's lifelong interest in the intricacies and complexities of human relationships and communities, her continuing involvement in the struggle against censorship, and her conviction that we must all be able to live and love truthfully.

THE NEW CINEMA OF LATIN AMERICA (series)
THE NEW CINEMA OF LATIN AMERICA (series)

Latin-American Studies  Cinema Studies  Spanish Language  Women's Studies 

This two-part documentary examines the social and artistic roots of the national cinemas of Latin America.

VI: PORTRAIT OF A SILENT STAR
VI: PORTRAIT OF A SILENT STAR

Women's Studies  Cinema Studies  American Studies 

A documentary portrait of American silent screen star Viola Dana who began her career with the Edison Company in 1910 and starred in more than 100 productions before her retirement in 1929.

WOMEN OF VISION: 18 HISTORIES IN FEMINIST FILM AND VIDEO
WOMEN OF VISION: 18 HISTORIES IN FEMINIST FILM AND VIDEO

Women's Studies  Anthropology  Sociology  Cinema Studies  Directed by Women 

Profiles a variety of women active in independent-feminist film and video, including production, distribution and education, whose work expresses a variety of political and esthetic viewpoints.

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